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Views from our shoes : growing up with a brother or sister with special needs

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Non-Fiction Collection HV894.V54 1997
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  HV894.V54 1997
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 362.1 VIE 1997
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 362.1 VIE 1997
Springdale Free Public Library Childrens Nonfiction C 362.1 MEYE
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Childrens Nonfiction
Call Number  C 362.1 MEYE
In Views From Our Shoes, 45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The children whose essays are featured here range from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them, perhaps for the first time, and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy-to-understand definitions of many of the conditions mentioned.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. Although the number of books about disabled children has grown steadily, not many nonfiction books explore the feelings of a disabled child's brother or sister. These unpretentious, honest snippets, contributed by 45 children ranging in age from 4 ("My Mommy and Daddy told me that Nicole was born very early and her brain got hurt") to 18, seek to fill that gap. In talking about their sibs and their feelings, the writers admit to embarrassment ("I'm sure glad he doesn't go to my school . . . if they find out that he's my brother, they'd laugh"), anger, and jealousy. But at the same time, they show how protective and loving and surprisingly wise they are when it comes to getting along in a family that is different. Black-and-white sketches are scattered through the text, and a glossary of medical conditions and a helpful list of support sources are appended. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Developmentally disabled children -- Family relationships -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Brothers and sisters.
Publisher Bethesda, MD :1997
Contributors Meyer, Donald J. (Donald Joseph), 1951- editor.
Pillo, Cary, editor.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description ix, 113 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 0933149980
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